21 Jun, 2019
As summer is among us, your children most likely brought home summer reading lists.
Libraries in your area probably have programs to keep your children reading during the next couple of months. The idea is to not let children lose their love of reading or their ability to do it well just because the school year is over. My suggestion? Make it fun. Don’t make it a chore.
There are 12 story-poems in Reading Is Fun! Imagine That! If you read one per week and do the activity from each one, that would do just the trick – keeping reading fun and interesting this summer. Just one book and you have a good start for your summer reading!
I’m a bit old school, from an era where we got books from libraries to read. We didn’t have computers, so Googling the “best reads” or participating in any kind of reading-related activity online was not an option for me. I did a little research,and came up with my favorite ways for you to prevent the “summer slide.”
The list of keeping summer reading alive is endless. I hope you’ll incorporate Reading Is Fun! Imagine That! into that reading. It’s packed full of story-poems with accompanying art and ideas for creating crafts – something you can do with your children while keeping their minds active all summer long!
Ruth A. Radmore
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